Bigg’s (Transient)

Transient killer whales were renamed Bigg’s a couple of years ago in honour of Dr. Michael Bigg who’s research changed the way we look at these animals Bigg’s Killer Whales are significant less picky than their resident cousins when it comes to prey. Biggs hunt marine mammals. Everything from small seals to whales twice their size! Bigg’s Killer Whales are frequently found in much smaller groups than residents and their family bonds do not appear to be quite as strong. Possibly due to the stealth they require to take down their prey, Bigg’s are usually found in groups of 3-5 animals.

November Whales! – 16/11/17

November Whales! – 16/11/17

Another Great T-Party! – 7/9/18

Another Great T-Party! – 7/9/18

Another Triple Header in the Salish Sea! – 24/7/18

Another Triple Header in the Salish Sea! – 24/7/18

One on One Encounter with T124C – 12/4/18

One on One Encounter with T124C – 12/4/18

Transient’s (Bigg’s) Hunting Seals – 8/7/18

Transient’s (Bigg’s) Hunting Seals – 8/7/18

Big Group of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the Salish Sea – 30/6/18

Big Group of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the Salish Sea – 30/6/18

Best Canada Day Ever – 1/7/18

Best Canada Day Ever – 1/7/18